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New Haven Police Dept. receives check to help K9 unit

The New Haven Pet Hospital is also paying it forward presenting a check to New Haven Police K9 unit.

Posted: Sep 16, 2018 3:51 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2018 8:43 AM

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT)- The New Haven Police Department received a check for over $6,500.

Money from the pet hospital fundraiser will go toward helping the police get additional equipment such as a new 'hot and pop' system that will keep the K9 dogs comfortable inside the trucks.

"The summertime, if the officer is out on an assignment, he has to leave the car without the dog, and the car air conditioning is running like they always are, you never know when you can have engine failure or the car can shut off. This system is designed to not only set off an alarm, but it will set off fans in the car, part of the windows will go down, and the officers will be alerted, and so will other officers,” Chief Henry McKinnon said.

There are three active K9 units in New Haven that will be using this system.

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